Henry Childs

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Henry Childs
Date of birth (1951-04-16)April 16, 1951
Place of birth Thomasville, Georgia
Date of death June 3, 2016(2016-06-03) (aged 65)
Place of death Thomasville, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
College Kansas State
NFL draft 1974 / Round: 5 / Pick 109
Career history
As player
1974 Atlanta Falcons
1974–1980 New Orleans Saints
1981 Los Angeles Rams
1984 Green Bay Packers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1979
Honors New Orleans Saints HOF
Career stats

Henry Childs (April 16, 1951 – June 3, 2016) was an American football tight end in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, and the Green Bay Packers. He was a Pro Bowl player in 1979.

Childs was inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame in 1994.

On June 3, 2016, he had a massive heart attack while driving in his car and was pronounced dead at the age of 65 in Thomasville, Georgia.[1]


  1. ^ Triplett, Mike (2016-06-04). "Henry Childs, former Saints TE, dies at age 65". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-06-06.